I haven't been as diligent in playing challenges lately as I have a few of my own personal challenges to contend with, but I decided to take time to make and combine 2 cards to play along with 2 challenges.
First up is the Twofer challenge # 5 and this month the challenge prompt is Butterflies.
One of my cards for the Twofer is this birthday card, done with Altenew layering dahlia stencils and sponged with Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry distress inks. I used MB Darla and Vivienne butterfly dies, adding some tiny pink gemstones. The sentiment panel was done with a SU! Beautiful Bouquet stamp, heat-embossed with white. The fern is a die-cut from the Beautiful Bunch coordinating framelit die set.
The 2nd of my Twofer cards was also made for the Butterfly Challenge #100 which includes different challenges for the letter "H." I haven't played in this challenge in a long, long time, so it was fun to enter a card into Valerie's 100th celebration. Here is the prompt for her challenge:
and here's my card...
I managed to include all of the requirements shown on the wheel, and although it's not my favorite card I've ever made, it was fun to take the challenge and use all the required elements. I also used the MB Darla and Vivienne butterfly die, using a piece of harvest gold striped dsp for the bottom layer, and added a top layer that was colored with a hot pink fluorescent Copic marker. I added a heart-shaped gemstone to the body, but there is also a heat-embossed panel of golden hearts at the top of the card. The hearts, along with the gold-heat-embossed sentiment are from a Clear Stamps set. The hexagon dsp is from SU! (retired) and the grassy border was done with a Sweet n Sassy die and a remnant strip of hunter green cardstock from my stash. The card base is powder pink with a snippet of soft suede. The top was done with a SU! scalloped border punch.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a great weekend. All of you moms out there deserve a day of pampering and I sure hope each and every one of you gets it too!